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Things U Need 2 Know- Wed 1/30/13

  • Currently, states, federal agencies and other organizations collectively hold more than $58 billion in unclaimed cash and benefits. That's roughly $186 for every U.S. resident.
  • CBS has renewed its entire daytime lineup for the 2013-14 season, which means more Julie Chen and Co. in "The Talk," which is averaging 2.35 million viewers, up 11% from last year.
  • Fox's mid-season serial killer drama, "The Following," captured a 3.3 rating among the 18-49 crowd Monday, up 6% from the show's debut last week.
  • Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner has died at age 69. As the lead singer of the Ohio Players, you knew his voice from "Fire" and "Love Rollercoaster."
  • Taco Bell has pulled a commercial that made fun of eating veggies.
  • Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands will abdicate her throne April 30th and turn things over to her 45-year-old son, Prince Willem-Alexander. Oh, Queen Elizabeth... hint, hint.
  • Justin Bieber admits that his new song, "Nothing Like Us" is about his breakup with Selena Gomez.
  • Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen's new Los Angeles home has a moat.
  • Detroit is said to be ever-so-close to filing for bankruptcy.
  • The Post Office isn't doing well, either. By the way, the cost of a first-class stamp went up to 46-cents on Sunday. A deal, compared with 60-pence (90-Cents) in Britain or 63-cents in Canada.
  • Canada is dropping the penny as of February 4th. How does that work? Oh, they'll still be in circulation... but will slowly dwindle away. As for purchases, stores will round up to the nearest nickel for cash... but debit and charges will be to the penny.
  • The U.S. Nationals Snow Sculpting Competition begins today (through February 3) in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
  • 49ERS FANS SCAMMED ON CRAIGSLIST _ The Osgood family, from Hayward, California, found some Super Bowl tickets on Craigslist at 'only' double the face value. The seller seemed legit, so they wired him the money. When they opened the FedEx envelope it read: "Enjoy the game!!!! Go Ravens!!! LOL."
  • PLANNING THE BEST SUPER BOWL PARTY EVER _ Two men in Atlanta were busted for allegedly stealing $65,000 worth of chicken wings from a warehouse. 
  • SUPER BOWL'S GREATEST COMMERCIALS 2013 _ On CBS tonight (8p ET) Boomer Esiason and Aisha Tyler host this special as viewers votes determine the greatest ads that have aired during the Super Bowls.
  • SUPER BOWL PARTY QUESTIONS _ 25 Super Bowl Party Questions (for People Who Don't Care About Football)
  • WATCH THIS _  Kid President pep talk video is an Internet hit.
  • PORNHUB AD NOT REJECTED BY CBS _ The adult video website PornHub has posted a very safe-for-work ad on YouTube which it claims was rejected by CBS for the Super Bowl. The ad features an elderly couple sitting on a park bench... and that's about all. Except CBS didn't reject the ad. That's because PornHub never made an ad buy for the Super Bowl. In fact, PornHub could never have made an ad buy during the Super Bowl because CBS says it doesn't take ads for pornography.
  • According to a new survey, most men want their wife or girlfriend to tell them "I love you" every day.  Only half as many women . . . about 30% . . . want to hear it that often.  And two thirds of men said they'd consider wearing an engagement ring if their fiancée proposed to them.
  • We're definitely not ready for men who take their wife's last name:  Last year in Florida, a 40-year-old man agreed to take his new wife's last name, did all the paperwork . . . and was accused by the DMV of FRAUD.  They saw he'd gotten a license under a new name, and never considered it was his wife's.  His license was JUST reinstated, after the media got involved.
  • Check out a bunch of stupid ways to pick the winner of the Super Bowl.  The "Madden" video game picked the Ravens . . . but the Tecmo Bowl game, a guy looking for shapes in chicken bones, and an orangutan all picked the 49ers.
  • It's official:  Taco Bell will be rolling out its next Doritos Locos Taco flavor soon.  These will have shells based on Cool Ranch Doritos.  The CEO of Taco Bell confirmed yesterday morning that these are about to start rolling out nationwide. 

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